Instructor or Clinical Assistant Professor

University of Georgia

Deadline October 01, 2014
Date Posted August 25, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Communication  Sciences and Special Education at the University of Georgia invites applications for the position of Instructor or Clinical Assistant Professor in the area of teacher preparation in high-incidence disabilities. This position will be located at the Griffin campus of the university.

 The successful applicant will work collaboratively with faculty in our General Curriculum special-education bachelors degree programs at the Athens campus and at the Griffin campus to prepare special-education degree candidates to teach students with behavioral disorders, mild intellectual disability, and learning disabilities, and will also contribute to preparing candidates for other degrees in education to work with these students in their own roles. This is a non-tenure track position.  This is a 9-month academic-year position. 

Responsibilities will include all of the following and other duties as assigned: teaching undergraduate courses (face-to-face at the Griffin campus, online, and/or blended) that focus on evidence-based  practices in special education, for special education and general education degree candidates;  supervising undergraduate students in special education field placements in public schools;  advising applicants and admitted students at the Griffin campus; coordinating with local school systems and other offices to arrange practicum and student-teaching field placements for students at the Griffin campus; and engaging in departmental, college, university, and professional service. 

Minimal Required Qualifications for this position include all of the following:  5 years of relevant experience in special education teaching or educator preparation;  1 year of experience teaching in a college-level general curriculum special education program; one year of experience in field-based supervision of candidates seeking special education certification and/or advanced degrees; and demonstrated knowledge of educational standards and practices for Georgia schools, and a commitment to the needs of the Griffin region in particular.

 The rank of Clinical Assistant Professor also requires an earned doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D., or similar) in special education or a closely related field.  The rank of Instructor requires an earned master's degree (M.A., M.Ed., or similar) in special education or a closely related field.

 Applicants should submit a letter of application specifically responsive to the position's responsibilities and required qualifications as described above, and a complete  resume or curriculum vitae. In addition, applicants should arrange for official undergraduate and graduate transcripts to be sent directly to the Search Committee Chair from those institutions, and should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the Search Committee Chair by the letter writers. All materials should be sent as formal hard copies addressed to the Search Committee Chair:

 Dr. Cynthia 0. Vail

Associate Department Head and Search Committee Chair

Dept. of Communication Sciences and Special Education

570 Aderhold Hall University of Georgia Athens, GA  30602

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Vail at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The starting date for the position will be October I, 2014, or later.

The University of Georgia (  is a land grant/sea grant institution.  Its main campus is located in Athens, Georgia, 75 miles northeast of Atlanta.  The Griffin campus ( is located 40 miles south of Atlanta.  The Griffin community is known for its quality of life in agriculture and local business and for its accessibility to the city of Atlanta ( Information about the department can be found at

The University of Georgia is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action Institution. The Department encourages applications from all qualified persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Persons who need assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the search committee chair. Hiring is contingent on proof of eligibility to work in the United States and completion of a background check, among other requirements. This position is contingent on the continued availability of funding.

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